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[News] Amnesty urges Israel arms embargo

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News taken from here:

Amnesty International, the human rights group, has called for a global arms embargo on Israel over its conduct during the war on Gaza.

The group on Monday called for the UN Security Council to impose the embargo until mechanisms were in place to ensure that military equipment supplied by other countries, particularly the US, was not used to violate international law.

“Israeli forces used white phosphorus and other weapons supplied by the USA to carry out serious violations of international humanitarian law, including war crimes,” Donatella Rovera, who led the Amnesty’s investigation in Gaza, said.

“Their attacks resulted in the death of hundreds of children and other civilians, and massive destruction of homes and infrastructure.”

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February 23, 2009 at 2:47 pm

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Hasbara spam alert

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The hasbara brigade strikes again! You always hear about Israeli attempts at media manipulation. Everyone knows it’s going on but usually the process happens through cyber insurgents like those involved with Giyus (and its media monitoring software, Megaphone). Now, we know that the Israeli foreign ministry itself is orchestrating propaganda efforts designed to flood news websites with pro-Israel arguments and information. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 10, 2009 at 4:45 pm

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WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: Gaza- The Case for Middle East Peace

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The Turkish prime minister, Mr. Erdogan, stormed out of a heated debate at the World Economic Forum in Davos after slamming the position of Israeli President, Mr. Shimon Peres, over Israel’s offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan walked out of the televised debate on Thursday, after the moderator refused to allow him to rebut the Israeli president’s justification about the war that left about 1,300 Gazans dead.

Before storming out, Erdogan told Shimon Peres, the Israeli president: “You are killing people.”

Peres told Erdogan during the heated panel discussion that he would have acted in the same manner if rockets had been falling on Istanbul.

Moderator David Ignatius, a Washington Post columnist, then told Erdogan that he had “only a minute” to respond to a lengthy monologe by Pires.

Erdogan said: “I find it very sad that people applaud what you said. There have been many people killed. And I think that it is very wrong and it is not humanitarian.”

Ignatius twice attempted to finish the debate, saying, “We really do need to get people to dinner.”

Erdogan then said: “Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. I don’t think I will come back to Davos after this.”

THE WHOLE FORUM

http://www.weforum.org 29.01.2009
Gaza: The Case for Middle East Peace
The uncertainty and complexity surrounding the crisis in Gaza have captured the attention of the world.

What needs to be done to prevent the Middle East peace process from slipping away yet again?

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations, New York
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey
Amre Moussa, Secretary-General, League of Arab States, Cairo
Shimon Peres, President of Israel

Chaired by
David Ignatius, Associate Editor and Columnist, The Washington Post, USA

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February 8, 2009 at 9:08 pm

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Gaza: Humanitarian situation

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BBC NEWS
Gaza: Humanitarian situation

Aid agencies are battling to meet the urgent needs of tens and thousands of displaced, homeless and injured people in Gaza, as well as to get damaged water, power and sewage infrastructure back even to their ailing pre-war levels.

The UN has appealed for $613m for the initial recovery phase, but has estimated that long term reconstruction will run into the billions.

Two separate Palestinian surveys have put the cost of the damage just under $2bn.

One said it would take three to five years to rebuild even under normal conditions – never mind with the continued Israeli blockade which stops all but humanitarian basics entering the strip.

As well as killing more than 1,300, and leaving 5,300 injured, according to Palestinian figures, the UN says that the Israeli operation left two-thirds of Gaza’s 1.5m residents without power, a third without running water and medical facilities overwhelmed and lacking basic supplies.

Even before the fighting, most Gazans lived a precarious existence, with half the population dependent on UN food aid and the economy at a virtual standstill. Israeli and international human rights groups also accuse Israel of using closures in the month before the assault to further drain supplies of food and fuel in Gaza.

Israel has stressed that it is working to speed the flow of aid into Gaza, and while more truckloads of supplies have entered Gaza than in the weeks preceding the operation, aid agencies say they are far from enough – and all border crossings must be opened if Gaza is to recover.

Israel tightened its blockade of the Hamas-controlled territory in November after rocket attacks by militants. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 8, 2009 at 9:07 am

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Death After Death / موت ورا موت

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by :telephonebuzzy 04 February 2009 During the war on Gaza 2008-2009, we met a group of artists in Jordan, to post our objection versus the repetitive Israeli war crimes against civilians and humanity. The fruit of this meeting was … During the war on Gaza 2008-2009, we met a group of artists in Jordan, to post our objection versus the repetitive Israeli war crimes against civilians and humanity. The fruit of this meeting was a song: “Death after Death”. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 6, 2009 at 12:43 pm

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JIMMY CARTER ON ‘PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND

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February 3, 2009 at 10:47 am

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Gaza 2009: We Will Never Forget

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Montage documenting the genocide commited by Isreal in “Operation Cast Lead”.

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February 3, 2009 at 10:32 am

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